Dealing With Insurance CompaniesWritten by Blur Lorena
Every accident cause damages, may it be property or your physical body. It is important to apply for insurance before you encounter such circumstance so that you will be able to recover money and properties you lost.
Before you file a claim, determine if other party, who may be responsible for accident, will file a claim for you. If they do, getting a settlement will be faster. If they donít, you will personally file it. Then, collect all evidences, preserve and document it. If possible, photograph scene right after accident. Examine photographs; look for angles to support your statement as well as those that will cause your claims to be denied. Be prepared for any accusations. If there are witnesses, talk to them. List their names and statement they give. Know how much your claim is worth and prepare good arguments.
Submit a formal demand letter to insurance company. You may submit it to your insurance company or insurance company of person involved, depending on who is at fault. Insurance companies always resort to informal negotiations until such settlement is agreed upon. Or else, consult a personal injury lawyer or you may take your case to court.
There may be circumstances wherein one or more persons claiming to be representatives of insurance companies will contact you. You must take this situation with caution. Know his name and company he is working for. Do not give detailed information about accident or about yourself. Do not give amount you paid for medical care. Do not let him know if you filed for a paid leave. He does not have right to ask you of your vacation leaves and like. Remember significant information you give and receive during conversation.
Getting the Necessary Paperwork ReadyWritten by Paul Hod
A good grasp of inner workings of disability claim benefits will significantly increase claimantís chances of having his request approved. Understanding procedures as well as criteria used in evaluating your claims is a must if you want to receive benefit you rightfully deserve. It is next to impossible to win at something when you do not know rules that apply. Of course it will be a lot in favor of opposing team if they alone know regulations in effect. Consider this, if you are not aware of what should be done, you will never know if rules that should be applied is being followed at all. Remember that people making decisions that will affect you are only human and prone to make mistakes.
The first problem every applicant for social security disability faces is sudden realization that what is disability to you, to your doctor, to any one with common sense, may not be disability as defined by social security. Of course it goes without saying that people who will determine whether you are legible will have a very different opinion what is disabled and what is not.
Social security disability has a very fact specific set of rules, regulations, tables, and agency policies that are used to determine whether a claimant for disability meets definition and criteria of disability under social security system- for purposes of entitlement to benefits. What seems to you like a fairly simple determination - are you or are you not disabled - becomes something subject to determination according to a set of criteria that often defies common sense and logic.